Thursday, March 5, 2015


Weather 9X12 Oil on Canvas

This is an expressive painting that I entered into the Leigh Square Show that starts on the 24th of March. The paint is very thick and painted mostly with a huge palette knife.  Seems to be the way I am going lately.

Started another one today.  Started all neat and tidy.  Nicely organized and before I knew it the paint was all over the place and had a huge palette knife going over a small canvas.  It works for me.  After all the atmosphere I am looking at is not just in one place.  It is over the whole area.  If that makes sense.

Cheers from the Sunshine Coast


Sunday, March 1, 2015


Thoughts 12x9 Oil on Canvas

This is purely abstract.  I just entered it into a Federation show.  It will be interesting to see how that goes.  I am playing and thinking about the direction that I want to go.

Since I have officially retired and am only working part time I am now CEO of Bente and her paintings.  It's an interesting thought process.  More to come and more new techniques to try before I go whole hog.

My new water environment also has a lot to do with what I am doing.  It always affects me.

Cheers for a happy spring.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Intuitive 8x8" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas $100

This painting is on a 1 1/2 inch gallery wrapped canvas painted on the sides.  It is linen canvas and so has a wonderful texture to it even when using transparent colors.

In reality there are only 2 colors.  Transparent orange and lapis lazi blue.  This blue seems to disappear on the canvas and I thought with the mood of the weather that might work out well.  It is a very expensive paint so I don't know that I would use it on a very large canvas without a lot of medium.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Moody 9X12 Oil paint on wood panel  done with palette knife

This panel is very thick oil paint done with a palette knife.  It is strictly intuitive.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Vision Oil on Canvas 64"X44"  Sold

This large canvas is the first that I have done by stapling the canvas to a plywood wall.  It posed many learning experiences and I am looking forward to learning more.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Light  Acrylic on Watercolor Paper (1/4 sheet)

This is the third one I am posting.  I did many more but the thing with art is that some of them have to brew in my brain before taking the next step.